Author: Trainer Dan

Pick pistachios, not pretzels

If you are trying to lose weight, a bowl of salty snacks can undermine your success. Pistachio nuts are a better choice, according to an article that researchers at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. A calorie is not a …

Should I Work Through The Pain?

You’re working hard, making progress, and then it hits. OUCH! You pull something, you twist something, you strain something. Whatever you’ve done, it didn’t require a doctor visit — and it only hurts when I twist is THIS way —  so push through it. Right? Wrong. If something doesn’t feel …

Baked Avocado & Egg

Who knew you could bake avocado? It makes a fun little boat for half of a scrambled egg. Enjoy for as a nutritious, on-the-go breakfast or snack. Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 1 avocado, organic if possible, halved with pit removed 1 egg salt, pepper, and your favorite seasoning Preheat the …

Power Oatmeal

This one is a deluxe version of the classic Proatmeal that we all know and love … a bowl of oatmeal, with a scoop or two of protein mixed in after cooking. Still one of my morning stand-bys when I am short on time. Power Oatmeal adds a few more …

Healthy Lava Cake

I’m always on the hunt for healthy desserts, and this is one of the better ones out there. If you are not familiar with Shakeology, it’s full of superfoods and a mixture of proteins … plus a bunch of other goodness. Anyway, back to the recipe: Ingredients 1 scoop Chocolate …

Spinach and Egg White Wrap

This wrap is great for breakfast … but I also like making them for  lunch or dinner. It’s ready in minutes, tastes amazing, and is filled with lean protein, veggies and good grains. Makes 2 Servings Here’s what you need: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup tomato, …